Earn your computer forensics certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

Our 18-credit online computer forensics certificate includes:

  • The essential rationale underlying criminal law such as the nature of jurisdiction, the criminal act, the criminal state of mind and matters affecting responsibility for criminal conduct.
  • An in-depth coverage of computer crime statutes, management of evidence, and industry best-practices for examining computers that might contain crime-related information as well as how to prepare computer evidence for courtroom testimony.
  • Techniques used to investigate crimes perpetuated over the Internet and other telecommunications networks. Crimes such as auction fraud and social engineering, e-mail scams and phishing will be analyzed.
  • Insight into the motives behind white-collar crime and methods used by white-collar criminals to pursue their criminal endeavors, and the enforcement strategies and techniques applied in these cases
  • Specialized areas of digital forensics, namely, information hiding, anti-forensics, and network forensics. Data hiding and anti-forensics will be explored with a specific concentration on cryptography (secret writing) and steganography (hidden writing).
  • Basic principles of digital media presented in order to understand how digital images, audio, and video can be manipulated and how such manipulation can be detected.

NOTE: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
CRIM 120Criminal Law3
CFDI 270Anti-Forensics and Network Forensics3
CFDI 240Digital Forensics Investigation Techniques3
CFDI 345Operating System Forensics3
Plus Two Of The Following:
CFDI 310Mobile Forensic Analysis3
CFDI 350White Collar Crime3
CFDI 360Cybercrime3
CFDI 320File Forensics3

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.